Smith College Student Hopes to Form 'Exclusive' Straight Girl Sorority


At least one hetero undergrad at Smith College, a private, independent women’s liberal arts college in Northampton, Massachusetts, feels “marginalized” because she’s not a butch lesbo. The solution: an exclusive sorority for straight girls seeking boys, cupcakes, and Lily Pulitzer photoshoots.

A queer Smithie posted the following email on her Tumblr yesterday; it was allegedly sent out to Smith students who “might be interested” in exclusively hanging out with straight girls.

“Hello, this is [XXX] and I am sending this message to girls I think might be interested in this idea and I would also love to hear your opinion on this. so I have this crazy idea but tell me what you honestly think. I want to start a sorority at smith (Delta Gamma/DG), which would basically just be an exclusive group for straight girls, a little friend group.. We would have sorority mixers with Amherst men, weekly dinner dates, weekly photoshoots where we would dress up nice, baking nights.. We would also get Sorority apparel (even Lily Pulitzer has the cutest DG stuff!) and we’d have traditions, like every wednesday we wear pink haha. I got this idea because personally as a straight girl at Smith, I feel marginalized and I feel like the minority, and I think this could be a really great way to socialize with people we identify more with at smith, and to meet more guys.. The first mixer is already plnned, wih the Amherst bball team this Friday (actually their idea!) What do you think?”

“yes, because queer smithies don’t like photoshoots or dressing up or dinner dates or.. boys,” wrote the original poster. Girl, you didn’t get the queer memo? No baking or pink or fluctuating gender identity for you!

[A Quieter Rioter]

Image via Smith/pulitzerprints

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